Welcome to the Bechdel family. But just what family is it? Through the searching eyes of daughter Alison—aged 9, 17, and then 42—we meet her ever-shifting and sometimes unreliable memories of brothers, mother, and above all her repressed father, along with recollections from the family funeral home to Alison’s coming out. Based on Bechdel’s own best-selling illustrated memoir, this poignant tale harnesses every facet of music and theater to explore and unravel the mysteries of childhood and the surprising secrets that shape a life.
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What is burlesque? It is sensuality, storytelling, and so much more! It is about being your authentic self on stage and sharing your story with the world. Welcome to Essential Tease: A Transformative Burlesque Class Series! This series guides students through act creation from start to finish through internal and external work, all the while incorporating mindful techniques for both on and off the stage. Join us to tell your story, cultivate your creativity, and celebrate your sexy. It is open to ALL gender identities, abilities, ages, sexual preferences, races, and religions.
The Arena Players Gallery & Exhibition Space, 801 McCulloh Street, is now showing its latest exhibition, Storypiece: Documentary Story Quilts of Dr. Joan M. E. Gaither. This collection spans from Dr. Gaither's personal mentors to Baltimore history and icons from the wider Maryland African American community. The exhibition is FREE and open to the public through February 28th, 2019. Gallery hours Thursday/ Friday 4pm-7pm; Saturday 12-6pm; Sunday 12-4pm. Call 410-728-6500 or email [email protected] to arrange group tours.
**NOTE: Run dates now Jan 29 - Feb 24.** Imagine a knock at the door from the hand complicit in a family tragedy: When the repentant driver in a fatal collision seeks forgiveness from the Amish family whose sons’ lives he claimed, faith guides them to welcome him into their community—and their home. But as inconvenient truths from the family’s past are discovered, can their outpouring of empathy be as limitless as it seems?
Imagine a knock at the door from the hand complicit in a family tragedy: When the repentant driver in a fatal collision seeks forgiveness from the Amish family whose sons’ lives he claimed, faith guides them to welcome him into their community—and their home. But as inconvenient truths from the family’s past are discovered, can their outpouring of empathy be as limitless as it seems?
In January, 2018, the Peale received a mysterious package which included detailed plans on how to build a 200-year time machine.
The decision was made to follow the plans and build the time machine in secret. After nine-months of construction at a remote location, the time machine has been thoroughly tested and proven safe, and we are thrilled to now offer Time Travel Tours to the general public, as well as researchers, educators and historians.
McDaniel College students perform Eve Ensler’s iconic play “The Vagina Monologues” in association with V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls. Proceeds benefit Rape Crisis Intervention Services of Carroll County and the One Billion Rising Foundation.
Set in ancient Britain, Cymbeline is among Shakespeare’s final triumphs. Masterfully blending comedy, tragedy, romance, and adventure—and featuring one of the early modern stage’s greatest female leads—Cymbeline (like its contemporary The Winter’s Tale) considers the implications of jealousy run wild, and the healing powers of pardon and forgiveness.
In the best tradition of Hollywood romantic comedies, the Baltimore Improv Group is staging a fully improvised Valentine’s Day rom-com with a twist! The twist: our two leads will be played by audience volunteers. Join us for a night of romance and hilarity, and who knows — you just may end up a Star! Participate or just watch and laugh - you decide!
George Bernard Shaw
Directed by Sherrionne Brown, with Phillip Gallagher
02/15/19 - 03/10/19
Fri & Sat at 8pm; Sun at 2pm
Tickets: Adults $24; Seniors, Students, Military: $21
FUN NIGHT FRIDAY -- all Friday Night Tickets are just $19
It’s time to get political! President’s Day is upon us, and we’re cranking things up a notch. Why just have a cabaret when you can have a variety show spectacular? Join us for musical parodies, a politically fueled strip tease, and a cappella renditions of former president’s erotic poetry at UnPresidented! A Political Variety Show & Spectacular for Haters & Losers on February 16th @ 8 P.M! Presented as always by your lovely hostess, Miss Sadie, this evening of legislative laughs is not to be missed!
Celebrate African American History Month with God’s Trombones: Seven Negro Sermons in Verse by Harlem Renaissance poet James Weldon Johnson. Directed by Kwame Kenyatta Bey, this lyrical revision of Biblical tales stars local pastors and is a revelation for the whole family about the foundations behind the African American church. Tickets are $25 and available by phone at 410-728-6500 or online at www.arenaplayersinc.com. Playing weekends 2/8/19-2/24/19, showtimes are 8pm on Fridays and Saturdays. Sunday performances begin at 4pm.
JOIN US FOR OUR TRADITIONAL, FREE, OPENING NIGHT RECEPTION WITH THE CAST & CREW!
Music, Lyrics, & Book by Laurence O’Keefe and Kevin Murphy
Based on the motion picture Heathers, distributed by New World Pictures and written by Daniel Walters
Directed by Austin Barnes & Laurie Starkey
Musical Direction by R. Christopher Rose
Choreography by Leslie Perry
An entire show devoted to sketch comedy, in Adams Morgan.
LIT's Sketch Night is every month on Wednesday, and it's an entire show devoted to sketch comedy in Adams Morgan. Brought to you by both of LIT's house teams, Separate Beds and Hot & Sweaty, each month's show is a different theme with new material.
You save when you purchase $12 tickets online here. It's $15 CASH ONLY at the door.
What is the cost when we sacrifice truth for success? Can radical love be pious, or merely provocative? Does every religion sell God for a price? Follow the true story of a play, a playwright, and a plucky troupe of Yiddish theater artists from 1906 Warsaw to 1923 Broadway, from risky experiment to global sensation—and ultimately shattering scandal.
Cockpit in Court Summer Theatre 2019 Season Auditions
All roles are open for all shows!
Pre-registration is required to audition. Visit our Sign-Up Genius at: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0548aba72ca6f85-cockpit
Details at http://www.ccbcmd.edu/cockpit/auditions
March 2, 10 a.m. — 2 p.m. March 3, 12 — 4 p.m.
If you are a talented artist between the ages of 14 - 21 years, this opportunity is for you! Be part of this exciting New Musical and original cast album of Voices of Carmen.
Project Time Line:
March 2nd-4th Auditions
March 16th Present Carmen cast at Bmore Healthy Expo
April Date TBA, Costume fitting
May/June dates TBA, Cast album recordings
July 1st Camp Carmen Begins!
July Date TBA, DC Black Theater Festival - New Works and Readings
July 19th Artscape/Teenscape
July 24th Community Tour